Agnès Rosenau

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Group B streptococcus (GBS) is the main cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis. Bacterial surface proteins play a major role in GBS binding to and invasion of different host surfaces. The scpB and lmb genes, coding for fibronectin-binding and laminin-binding surface proteins, are present in almost all human GBS isolates. The scpB-lmb intergenic region is a(More)
BACKGROUND Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is currently the reference method for genotyping Streptococcus agalactiae strains, the leading cause of infectious disease in newborns and a major cause of disease in immunocompromised children and adults. We describe here a genotyping method based on multiple locus variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR)(More)
Group B streptococcus (GBS) strains with the highest ability to bind to human fibrinogen belong to the highly invasive clonal complex (CC) 17. To investigate the fibrinogen-binding mechanisms of CC17 strains, we determined the prevalence of fibrinogen-binding genes (fbsA and fbsB), and fbs regulator genes (rogB encoding an fbsA activator, rovS encoding an(More)
Nineteen isolates belonging to a cryptic genospecies of Haemophilus (referred to here as genital strains) isolated from genital tract infections (6 strains) and from neonatal infections (13 strains) were studied for fimbrial genes. Sixteen strains exhibit peritrichous fimbriae observed by electron microscopy. By PCR with primers corresponding to the extreme(More)
The prevalence of the insertion sequence IS1548 is strongly linked to clonal complex 19 Streptococcus agalactiae strains associated with neonatal meningitis and endocarditis. We previously reported that IS1548 insertion upstream of lmb is involved in stronger binding of a S. agalactiae meningitic strain to laminin. A few other IS1548 insertion sites were(More)
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